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RATINGS: 2826   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
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With a huge, Pacific Northwest hop aroma & character upfront, Storm King subsides into massive, roast malt complexity. More flavor than mere words can adequately describe. Rich and substantial, it will warm your heart.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2008
<b>Bottle 50cl. @ home.</b>
<i>[ Courtesy of Secret Santa ].</i> Clear medium to dark black color with a average, frothy, excellent - good lacing, fully - mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, burnt, chocolate, mild coffee, soap notes. Flavor is heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is creamy - oily, carbonation is soft. (080908)

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (31220) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2008
RB#4900: 12 fl oz bottle, huge thanks to Grovlam for providing this treat! Pours pitch black with a lacing tan head. Solid roasted and chocolate malt with a mild alcohol bite. Flavour is smooth with a nice hoppy bitterness that goes through from beginning to end. Mixed with a nice roasted malt flavour and gradually going into a nice chocolate smoothness and back again with a solid roasted malt and mixed with a hoppy bitternes.. Ends with a smooth to sharp roasted malt flavour.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ungstrup (29334) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2004
What a great beer to celebrate my 1.500th rating. Thanks to Jeppe (BierKönig) for sharing this one with me. It pours black and has a fine brown head. The aroma is sweet with notes of smoke and coffee. And the flavor is sweet too with notes of smoke and coffee before the sweetness gives way to a great bitter end. A fantastic flavor in a fantastic beer with a great body. This is the best beer I've tasted so far - and comes very close to 5.0.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2005
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Pitch black and opaque with a creamy, light brown head. Roasted, vinous aroma. Dry body with roasted notes and plenty of dried fruit - raisins in particular. Some notes of chocolate also. 031205

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20807) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2005
Bottled. Black coloured with a beige head. Aroma of wood, coffee and liquorice. Flavour of coffee, liquorice and wood.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20333) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 8, 2007
Bottled (2004 vintage). Very dark brown/close to black colour, small brown head, that disappears fast. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee, slightly hoppy and caramellish. Flavour is roasted malts, hops, some coffee and wood. The hoppyness disturbs me a bit, otherwise it’s a very nice and wellbalanced impy stout.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
omhper (19381) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2002
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2007 Very rich, very black, roasty and burnt. Outstanding! Tobacco and erarth, tarry finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (16727) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2007
Bottle, thanks to kramer17801 for this one. Pours a black color with a tan head. Roasted malty and slightly hoppy aroma with some hints of chocolate. Roasted malty hoppy flavor with hints of chocolate and coffee. Roasted malty finish with a bitter aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (15101) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2010
17th September 2008. Opaque black stout. Smooth silky start - good RIS palate. However hops bloom quickly and dominate through to the finish. Not bad but over hoppy for an RIS!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (14609) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 30, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2011 2011-01-30, bb Oct 21 2014, 1 year old, 9-5-8-5-17=44
Black color; generous brownish head. Wonderful aroma, perfectly mixing the roasted malts, cream, hops, yeast, roasted nuts, cookies, cardboard. Powerful body, but the mouthfeel is cut by the presence of heavily roasted malts; very strong flavor of roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, a bit peppery; even in this shrine of roastiness the hops manage to be noticed; there is also some liquorice, light tar, minimal alcohol perception, bitter oranges tongue pricking; moderate sugar. Strong bitterness in the end, with the powerful coffee and roasted malt in evidence but not excessive. Lovely.

2010-08-06, 8-5-8-5-16=42
Black color; generous, frothy head. It has a nice aroma of hops and black malt; light soap and cheese too; dust and pepper. Strong body and strong flavor; roasted malt, mainly, with pure chocolate, and a lot of hops. Always a beautiful brew.

2009-11-10, at Oliver Twist, Stockholm, 9-5-8-5-17=44
Black color; big creamy, beige head. Mild aroma of roasted malt, hops, a bit cheesy, very light alcohol and wet cardboard; not strong but quite articulated. Good body strength, smooth mouthfeel, with an immediate alcohol kick; good mix of chocolate flavor, roasted malt and caramel; strong bitterness, both from hops and the roasted malt. Very powerful beer, but well balanced, and with some complex edge; excellent.

2004-03-26, 9-4-8-5-17=43
Dark brown color. Very interesting aroma (not explosive), very good mix of liquorice, malt, caramel, roasted malt, hop. Similar taste, powerful but IMO also harmonious. Strong final. Thanks Philippe (Bov) for sharing this bottle.


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